Newport Dispatch – Online News From Newport, Vermont. Covering Orleans County.

Old Stone House prepares for May opening

BROWNINGTON — A fresh en­ergy is dri­ving the Old Stone House Mu­seum in Brown­ing­ton to­wards open­ing day on May 16. Com­mu­nity out­reach classes will be in­ter­min­gled with an up­dated list­ing of events. Out­reach classes for adults will in­clude tile mo­saics, plein air draw­ing, yeast-bread bak­ing, ca­nine obe­di­ence, and more. The mu­seum will also be ap­peal­ing… Keep Reading


Schol­ar­ship offered for local high school se­nior

JAY — The Jay Fo­cus Group will be of­fer­ing a schol­ar­ship of up to $500 for ed­u­ca­tional costs to help a local high school se­nior from Or­leans County en­hance their fu­ture through con­tin­ued ed­u­ca­tion. The schol­ar­ship re­quires pre­vi­ous com­mu­nity ser­vice in­volve­ment. Ap­pli­cants must at­tach one ref­er­ence re­gard­ing their com­mu­nity ser­vice in­volve­ment to their ap­pli­ca­tion, as… Keep Reading

Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

RuralEdge appoints interim CEO

LYNDONVILLE — The Board of RuralEdge (RE) announced the appointment of Patrick Flood as interim CEO, effective April 3, 2018, following the resignation of Trisha Ingalls, in February. Louise Bonvechio, chair of the RuralEdge Board of Directors, announced the transition plans. “I am happy to announce that Patrick Flood has been hired as an interim… Keep Reading


Police looking for Craftsbury man

CRAFTSBURY — Police are looking for a 28-year-old Craftsbury man, who is facing numerous charges, including sexual assault. On Saturday morning, police responded to a 911 hangup call from a residence in Craftsbury. They met with a victim who reported they had been assaulted by Nicholas Hill, with whom they shared a relationship of a… Keep Reading


Police: Fireplace stolen in Jay

JAY — Police say someone stole a fireplace and other items from a home in Jay. At around 12:45 p.m. today, police received a report of a burglary at a residence on North Jay Road. A trooper responded to the scene to meet with the victim. Police say the suspects entered the residence and stole… Keep Reading

Albany/Derby/Derby Line/Fire/News

Fire at the Border Motel

DERBY — A fire broke out at the Border Motel in Derby on Friday night. At around 11:20 p.m. the Derby Line Fire Department responded to a report of a fire in an occupied room on the second floor at the hotel, located on Route 5. Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames and keep… Keep Reading

MAC celebrates small art

NEWPORT — The MAC Center for the Arts, located at 158 Main Street, will be celebrating small art in their upcoming exhibition. Come explore the teeny tiny wonders of the artistry of the diminutive, a member show highlighting miniature paintings, drawings, photography, printmaking, mixed media, collages and a plethora of petite pottery and jewelry as… Keep Reading


Lillis named Newport Police Officer of the Year

NEWPORT — On Tuesday, Newport Police Chief Seth C. DiSanto announced that Officer Joshua Lillis has been named as the Newport Police Department’s Officer of the Year. Each year, the Newport Police Department recognizes the officer who most exemplifies the department’s core values of courtesy, professionalism, and respect. The officer of the year award is… Keep Reading


North Country Hospital board names interim CEO

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital Board of Trustees has named Chief Operating Officer, Tom Frank, as the interim CEO of North Country Hospital effective April 1, 2018, replacing long-time CEO Claudio Fort. Fort is leaving to fill the position of CEO of Rutland Regional Medical Center. Chairman of the North Country Hospital Board of Trustees,… Keep Reading

Derby Line/News

Border Patrol apprehends 11 illegal aliens near Derby Line

DERBY LINE — U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Newport station apprehended seven Romanian citizens and four French citizens as they attempted to illegally enter the United States in Derby Line. During the early morning hours of March 3, authorities received a report that two vehicles had crossed the international border by driving over the… Keep Reading

Canaan/Essex County

Canaan families learn how to retell a good yarn

CANAAN — Almost everyone is familiar with the fairy tales of old – Rapunzel, Cinderella, Snow White. They are stories that cross generations and have helped children and the adults in their lives come together with their words and worlds of imagination and lessons. Author and children’s counselor, Tanya Sousa visited the Canaan Library recently… Keep Reading


CMG Boutiek opens up on Main Street in Newport

NEWPORT — Jamie Manzi, Aimie Garland and Katie Cochran have joined together to bring LuLaRoe Clothing to the NEK in a small boutique on Main Street in Newport. The new owners of CMG Boutiek have been selling LuLaRoe Clothing from their Facebook page “CMG Boutiek” and their Facebook group “LuLaRoe Jamie, Aimie & Katie.” Now… Keep Reading


Caution urged in upcoming snowstorm

NEWPORT – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for all of Vermont from 4 p.m. today until 7 p.m. on Thursday. Most areas of the state are likely to see 6 to 10-inches of snow with southern counties and other isolated areas expected to receive more than a foot. Travel will… Keep Reading


Two-vehicle crash in Barton

BARTON — Police were called to the scene of a two-car crash in Barton on Sunday morning. The incident took place on Vermont Route 58, at around 9:30 a.m. The drivers were identified as Nathaniel Mason, 18, of Morrisville, and Timothy Guyette, 52, of Brownington. Police say Mason was headed west when he crossed left… Keep Reading


Newport police investigating death on Lake Memphremagog

NEWPORT — Police are investigating the death of a New Hampshire man found near an ice fishing shanty. On Sunday, a missing persons report came in for John Barry, 82, of Gorham, New Hampshire. Barry was last seen driving a GMC Canyon pickup truck. Information from the report suggested that he may have been ice… Keep Reading


Driver hits fence, mailboxes in Irasburg

IRASBURG — A driver lost control of his vehicle on Route 5 in Irasburg this afternoon, striking a fence and several mailboxes. At around 12:30 p.m. police say they received a report of a crash where the vehicle involved had left the scene. Troopers responded to the area and the driver, identified as Ryan John,… Keep Reading

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